La Rochelle: France’s most photographed port

La Rochelle, Francia

Simona Bertolaso

La Rochelle

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Borghi
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Inglese
Facility
Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

La Rochelle is probably France’s most photographed port. Its heart beats to the rhythm of the ocean and of the town’s festivals.
Its famous towers overlook the city, and the view, between land and sea, is breathtaking.La Rochelle is bathed by the Atlantic ocean and since the 15th century, has naturally been turned towards the New World. The wealth of ship owners and merchants grew thanks to merchant shipping to America and the West Indies. Thus, magnificent homes with sculpted facades, private mansions, half-timbered (with wood or slate) medieval houses give La Rochelle an incomparable charm.Opposite the old port, do not miss one of Europe’s largest private aquariums and immerse yourself deep into the heart of the ocean, with over 12.000 marine animals

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